Nikon 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR

1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Nikon 1 / CX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon 1

Release Date: 2011-09-21

MSRP Price: $249

Made in: China

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: With a maximum aperture range of f/3.8-5.6, this CX-format compact telephoto lens captures every fine detail, making it ideal for a wide range of scenes, including sports to portraits. Compact and lightweight, the 30-110mm is equipped with Vibration Reduction (VR) to keep moments sharp. Quality and integrity are hallmarks of the new 1 NIKKOR lens system.

Photography Life Review Summary: The 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 is a great compact telephoto zoom lens for the Nikon 1 camera system. With its collapsible barrel design, compact size, low weight and a great optical design with integrated VR, it nicely complements the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom lens to extend the range of the Nikon 1 cameras at a low cost. Optically, it is a sharp lens with good contrast, colors and bokeh, and its performance is pretty good in the center at all focal lengths, while the corners start out somewhat softer at 30mm and significantly improve towards the long end of the lens. Read the full Nikon 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Review by Photography Life.

Nikon 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length30-110mm
Mount TypeNikon 1
FormatNikon 1 / CX
Compatible Format(s)CX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3.7x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio2.7x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.8-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)29°40''
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)8°20''
Optical Information
Lens Elements18
Lens Groups12
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size41mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions60 x 61mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-N40.5 Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap, HB-N103 Bayonet Lens Hood

Lens Construction

1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens construction

MTF Chart

1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 MTF Curve 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 MTF Curve 2

Image Samples

Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (12) Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (11)

Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (10) Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (5)

Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (1) Nikon 1 30-110mm VR Sample (7)

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